International Franchise Association (IFA)

29 02, 2024

Alesia Visconti Joins NSBA Leadership Council

2024-02-29T15:47:43-05:00February 29th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Alesia Visconti, CEO and President of FranServe, Inc. recently was named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. The NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Visconti, a recognized leader in the franchise and small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.


29 12, 2023

2023 IFA Diversity Institute Impact Report

2023-12-29T16:44:28-05:00December 29th, 2023|Tags: , , |

“It is with great pleasure that I present to you our 2023 IFA Diversity Institute Impact Report. This report was created by the IFA Foundation to amplify our voice and spread awareness about diversity in franchising amongst IFA’s members and beyond…” By Matt Haller, IFA President and CEO


29 11, 2023

Acts of Service in Your Business

2023-11-29T14:51:41-05:00November 29th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

At this fall’s Franchise Leadership and Development Conference in Atlanta, Ty Brewster of LocateAI got to town a bit earlier than the rest of us. Ty and our friend Kater Danford of Northeast Color, activated “Operation Sugarbomb.” They spent a day dropping off baked goods at various franchise companies and locations. What were they selling? Actually…nothing. By Jack Monson


30 03, 2022

FranServe Leaders Attend the 2022 IFA Annual Convention

2022-03-30T15:32:26-04:00March 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

With the goal to work closely with entrepreneurs in local communities and the excitement of showcasing that “the franchise industry is open for opportunity,” President Matthew Haller of the International Franchise Association (IFA) kicked off the 62nd annual IFA Convention. By Cindy Charette


30 03, 2022

Tint World: International Franchise Association Franchisee of the Year Award

2022-03-30T11:19:58-04:00March 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Kit and Cameron Pelletier and Tyler Olinger, owners of Tint World in Jacksonville, North Carolina, were recently honored by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with the 2021 Franchisee of the Year Award. By Cindy Charette


30 05, 2021

IFA: Celebrating Pride Month

2021-05-30T19:56:28-04:00May 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

The IFA Foundation’s Diversity Institute launched the Franchising Pride Council in 2019 to offer support to franchise professionals in the LGBTQ+ community. Through mentorship, networking, and events, the Council seeks to encourage more LGBTQ+ business owners around the country. By Rose Mango


30 04, 2021

Creating Access to Franchise Opportunities for Black Entrepreneurs

2021-04-30T20:54:52-04:00April 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

The Black Franchise Leadership Council (BFLC) joined the ever-expanding International Franchise Association (IFA) in February 2021 as part of the IFA Foundation and Diversity Institute. The timing of this launch during Black History Month was impeccable, as the council strives to bring awareness to the black community of entrepreneurs. By Rose Mango


30 04, 2021

Military Appreciation Month

2021-04-30T17:59:30-04:00April 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Veterans interested in franchising have a unique partner on their side. VetFran is a non-profit entity of the International Franchise Association Foundation (IFA), designed to assist veterans in finding their perfect franchise fit among a plethora of other services, such as reducing the cost of entry for veterans who wish to open a franchise. By Matt Wiggins